One of the reasons I have gravitated to Ubuntu Linux recently. I was going to buy a new copy of Windows 10 when I got my latest PC put together, but decided to try Ubuntu 18.04LTS for the heck of it. Well, lets just say, didn't buy Windows after that.
I have win 10 on my work computer, on my private laptops I am still on win 7.I really don’t understand win 10, on win 7: you install an office pack and BOOM you are set! ...you have the office pack on a disc so you can install it on all the PCs you want.On win 10, everything has to go through a “Microsoft account” that you have to create, and then you have to do a paid subscription for something as simple as word or excel......yes; you can do a “one time payment” but that is ONLY for that 1 computer and €150? ...really Microsoft? ...really?I think that’s super greedy of them!Plus I hate how they have tried to copy Apples idea with the “app” like icons in the start menu on win 8 and 10....it’s stupid and extremely confusing!If I just want to view a picture; it opens “windows reader” that throws a fit when you want to close it, and it still doesn’t close fully and keeps the file open. So if you want to delete the picture or move the file to an external disc; you get an error saying “the file is still in use by another program”So you have to “Ctrl, Alt, Delete” - task manager; and then close “Windows reader” from there.Like; who comes up with this stuff and who approves this thinking it’s a great idea!?I have none of these problems on my laptop running win 7, and I also have a MacBook Pro running the latest OSX and I have none of these problems on that either.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Similar to Whoey, my laptop is dual-boot, with Linux Mint and Windows 10.I only use Windows 10 for playing games and iTunes.
What else is there to do on a computer?
I only play games that run on linux these days, and since that's greatly reduced, I play fewer games, which sort of works out well.Wouldn't touch itunes with a barge pole. Since we do a radio show we get sent a lot of music via ipools (not related) so itunes isn't really necessary.
You have an Internet connection and a right hand.....your possibilities are endless!(Image removed from quote.)Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Maybe it's my limited contact speaking, but to me it seems like everything is still there, it's just hidden away somewhere behind a fancier interface.It seems like the auto sleep mode is the key to the wife's issues. Manually switching it to sleep is fine, but if I set it to for example "go to sleep when idle after 20 minutes" from what I've read online it goes into some sort of quasi defrag/maintenance or something (unnecessary as it's running on SSD) and won't wake properly without a power cycle since it's not technically asleep or awake.The only solution that seems logical is to disable the auto sleep and only manually trigger it.